The Good Lie is a film depicting the shared experiences of several of the "Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan" during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005). Their stories reflect those of 20,000 children who traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot to reach refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, and the nearly 4,000 who eventually resettled in the United States. Separated from their families by the war, these children grew up together as refugees and came to be known as the “Lost Boys” of Sudan. The Good Lie, a Warner Brothers production, is opening in select theaters this October.
This discussion guide can be used in the classroom or among youth groups to enhance and inform conversations surrounding the film.